1. Dutch marriage proposal wrecks house
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-13 at 21:17:09

A Dutchman's attempt to engineer a romantic marriage proposal ends in chaos as a crane smashes into the roof a house and forces more to be evacuated.

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2. Kim Jong-un back on duty – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 16:55:11

North Korean leader has been making up for lost time since emerging from an unexplained absence in October. Here he is on a selection of outings in undated photographs released by the official news agency KCNA Continue reading...

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3. More heat at Iran’s bakeries as prices shoot up
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 16:55:11

Tensions in Tehran as a bread price hike takes effect “Not only have they increased the price, they’ve reduced the weight, though don’t tell anyone I told you,” laughs a young baker, no more than 25, who speaks quickly and works even faster in a b...

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4. The Sudans series: what you said
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 16:55:11

As part of our week-long focus on the Sudans we opened up conversation to our readers. Here are some of our highlights of what you told usSudan is hungry for change, but who will take on Omar al-Bashir?All week the Guardian has been looking a life in the ...

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5. Japan exit polls suggest Abe victory
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 16:52:16

Exit polls suggest that the party of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a large majority in the country's parliamentary elections.

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6. Turkish police raid media offices of Erdogan rival
     Published by Yahoo on 2014-12-14 at 15:35:50

Turkish police on Sunday launched a sweeping operation to arrest dozens of supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rival, US-exiled imam Fethullah Gulen, including a raid on the offices of the Zaman daily, which is close to the cleric. The ope...

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7. Russian plane has near-miss with passenger aircraft over Sweden
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 02:20:26

Swedish authorities say military plane turned off transponder to avoid commercial radar and came close to collision Continue reading...

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8. UK flights hit by computer failure
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-13 at 04:56:38

Passengers are facing widespread disruption after a serious computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre grounded and diverted flights.

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9. Fears for female Saudi activist as detention for driving a car is extended
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 05:35:01

Concerned relatives have not been told where Loujain al-Hathloul is being held or even if she has been charged Continue reading...

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10. India’s ‘Banksy’ behind provocative graffiti
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-13 at 03:21:36

The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala

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11. Deal reached at UN climate talks
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 15:16:59

UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.

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12. Senate Passes Government Funding Bill
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-14 at 07:22:18

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam in business through next September, while handing lucrative Christmas presents to Wall Street and political parties.

The bill, which funds m...

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13. Indonesia searches for landslide survivors
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-14 at 16:12:45

At least 20 people dead and more than 80 people missing after disaster in Central Java blamed on torrential rains.

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14. Afghanistan hit by day of violence
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 04:26:19

At least 20 people - including 12 members of a landmine-clearing team - are killed in a series of attacks blamed on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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15. ‘Nut queen’ uproar highlights Korean anger over elite
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-13 at 01:27:40

Airline executive’s behaviour has focused attention on overweening influence of powerful Korean family conglomerates Continue reading...

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16. Civil rights protest in US capital
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 03:16:28

Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.

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18. US Congress approves $1.1tn budget
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 10:06:12

The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.

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19. VIDEO: Malawi’s life-saving stoves
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 05:44:24

Could a humble stove save children from lung disease?

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20. In Myanmar, Racing to Save a Colonial Past in Decay
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-14 at 00:31:16

Preservationists are working to salvage badly deteriorating buildings in Yangon’s historic downtown.

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